What Happens With A Root Canal?

Are you nervous about a root canal? You need not worry. A root canal is used to help you when the pulp of your teeth become infected so you can save your teeth without having to take them out. The purpose of a root canal is to remove decay and infection inside a tooth. If the pulp, the inside, of... read more »

Got Tooth Decay Questions? We’re Happy to Help

Tooth decay is a scary and even confusing dental issue that can result in many people having questions. If you’re one of these people, our dentist, Dr. Clayton M. Hansen, is here to help you. In order to give you the answers you need, he is happy to provide the answers to commonly asked questions about tooth decay in American... read more »

Dental Fillings Can Save Your Smile

Dental fillings can save your smile. If tooth decay has eroded your enamel, a hole may have appeared in one of your teeth called a cavity. In order to prevent infection and tooth loss, the cavity must be mended with a dental filling - either a dental amalgam or tooth-colored compound. Here are some facts about the two main types... read more »

Don’t Let Dental Anxiety Take Away Your Smile

If you regularly break out in a cold sweat when it is time for your routine dental cleanings, you are in good company. In fact, 30 million to 40 million Americans experience fear or anxiety when visiting their dentist. But the good news about that is, Dr. Clayton M. Hansen and our team have lots of experience helping our patients... read more »

Oral Health Toothbrushing Tips for the Holiday Season

What is the greatest gift you plan to give this holiday season? Beyond gifts that can be wrapped or cooked, it is important to remember how valuable the gift of your smile can be. Your smile can warm up rooms and hearts far greater than your average consumable gifts, so it is important to keep your smile at its best.... read more »

Oral Health 101

Taking care of your teeth are a vital part of your overall health. Too often it is overlooked and disregarded until serious damage or tooth loss occurs. That is why here in American Fork, Utah, we take your oral care very seriously. Here at American Fork Family Dentist we take pride in giving you the best dental care possible and... read more »

Extractions vs. Root Canals

Tooth decay is a serious problem, and if left untreated, it can lead to painful, long-lasting issues with your oral health. If you let tooth decay go untreated, you’ll likely be faced with two options: extractions or a root canal. While a conversation with Dr. Clayton M. Hansen will help you determine your best treatment option, let’s take a look... read more »

The Dental Habits that Are Terrible for Your Teeth

Your dentist, Dr. Clayton M. Hansen, and our American Fork Family Dentist team care about you and your smile, which is why we encourage you to take good care of your teeth and gums. One way you can keep your oral health in top-notch condition is by avoiding these terrible dental habits: Playing sports without wearing a mouthguard Playing sports... read more »

Tooth Decay and Your Child’s Bottle

Baby teeth, though temporary, are important to your child’s present and future health. Our team encourages you to preserve the health of your baby’s teeth by preventing Baby Bottle Tooth Decay. Baby Bottle Tooth Decay, also known as Early Childhood Caries, is tooth decay in infants and toddlers. Its name derives from the most common cause: baby bottles. Bottles and... read more »

Facts About Cavities

No one likes cavities. They can cause pain, discomfort, and lead to other problems such as tooth loss and gum disease. However, luckily there is a way to treat cavities and prevent them from ever forming. With tooth decay thriving with all the sugary sweets and drinks within our grasp, it’s easy to forget proper oral hygiene. That is why... read more »